Jason Roberson, youth pastor and Christian musician, busted for child sex assault

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Photos, video and more below.
On his website, Jason Roberson, a Christian musician, public speaker and former youth pastor at Longmont's VineLife Church, describes himself as "son, husband, and father. I love the songs and sounds that unveil the heart of God in his people." Something he presumably enjoys less is notoriety that comes with being arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust. He allegedly had an inappropriate, seven-year relationship with a young woman beginning when she was fifteen. Photos, video, recordings and more below.

Here's the bio of Roberson, 35, from the aforementioned website, IAmJasonRoberson.com, along with the portrait of him that accompanies it:

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Jason Roberson.
I was born in Boulder, Colorado on December 25th... The Christmas baby born the son of a Worship leader who was never supposed to make it. I was rushed immediately to Denver children's hospital for emergency care, struggling to breathe and fighting for life due to heart problems as the story has been told. My father tells me that God spoke to his heart that Christmas morning and directed him to name me Jason.

Not knowing it's meaning but liking the name I was named Jason Allen Roberson on the first day of my life. By the time that I arrived in Denver and observed by the Doctors, it was declared that I was completely healthy. It was a mystery to many at the time, but it makes complete sense when you know the rest of the story. You see, Jason means healer and God proved himself to be just that on the very first day of my life. Ever since then my life has been about healing in some way shape or form. In many ways my life has been shaped around the name that God has given me and the words found in the book of Isaiah chapter 61.

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair...." Sometimes healing or freedom comes in physical ways and other times it is a matter of the heart and mind. Regardless, my passion is to see these things take places in the lives of people. I love the many ways that this happens along the way as well. Some days it's the carefully crafted words to a song, or talk on a Sunday morning. Other times it's simply the faith filled prayers from one of Gods kids that brings healing to another. And so these are the things that excite me these days more than anything. One day you'll find me in the recording studio working on a new song for our local church community. Another day I may be locked away in study looking for just the right words to say as I prepare for another talk for our church family. Still, some days I may just happen to be next to you at a local coffee shop starring into my MacBook.

In addition, the site features a number of recordings, including the 2011 EP All Things New, as well as a video for the song "Let It Be." Here's the clip, followed by his online description of its inspiration:

Some of my most treasured moments in life are the ones when I get to share my passions and gifting with my wife and daughters. As exciting as it is to travel and serve with close friends around the world, it's so much more fulfilling when one of my girls gets to share those journey's and special moments with me. I had one of those special moments recently.

While working on a new song during the election season last fall, I found myself faced with this question... What have I placed my hopes and trust in? This song was the result of those questions and prayer times in the early morning hours at home.

When I finished the song I showed it to my oldest daughter Madelyn and made an amazing discovery.... She is a way better singer than I am! So with a huge amount of pride in my first born I couldn't resist asking Madelyn to sing with me in the recording studio for her very first time ever. I'm sure you'll be hearing much more from her in the very near future.

Another page on the site is devoted to "recent teachings." Here's an embed of the first in the roster, "A Royal Priesthood."

Also accessible, on a name-your-price basis, are a handful of additional teachings, including "A Culture of Worship," "A Seed That is Sown," "If You Love Me," "Permission to Trade" and "We Seek Your Face."

To put it mildly, this material makes Roberson seem like the least likely person imaginable to be the focus of a criminal investigation, let alone one dealing with such a serious offense. But that's precisely what happened. Here are the details.

Continue for more about the arrest of youth pastor Jason Roberson, including more photos and a video.


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22 comments
Silas
Silas

Pray for this man. He made a mistake and should get a pass. I find his story to be inspiring. This is a real man of God.

greggor63
greggor63

Big Bubba is waiting 4 u. U are one sick person. Hi ho hi ho off to prison u go.

prettypresh
prettypresh

The entire story makes me nauseous--but one extremely insidious thing screamed at me.  In the accompanying 'news' clip, the reporter twice described the relationship as a 'friendship'.  A FRIENDSHIP?  WTF? A predator violates a victim's body and trust, and we are supposed to infer that it was a 'friendship" (inferring that the victim was engaged in a friendship and therefore she wasn't an 'honest' victim)?  He has been charged with sexual assault on a child with the enhanced charge of abusing his position as a person of trust. That entails physical and mental rape, and NEVER a 'friendship'.  It's the 'little' things which erode our consciences. In no way do I implicate the readers of the article., or the commenters.

Wesley Honegger
Wesley Honegger

What's up with these guys? Either they're secretly gay meth addicts or they fuck children. Dafuq?

Wendy Dennie
Wendy Dennie

Mark 9:43 NIV "If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out." If you are really a Christian as you claim, then cut off your dick, asshole

Jason Beck
Jason Beck

And yet us gay people are supposedly the monsters who prey on children and cause natural disasters!! Think again a^*holes!!!

Jenny Redpath Wilhelm
Jenny Redpath Wilhelm

And I'm assuming all along he was thinking "I'm a Christian, I will be forgiven, no biggie..." It will go good in his testament repertoire in years to come, how he was "lost" and went through hell and was found again, right?

LeAnn Nuss Lovato
LeAnn Nuss Lovato

I'm not a church-goer, either, but you can't blame the actions of one sick asshole on churches or religion. It recently hit the news here where I'm from (Western Nebraska) that a well-liked junior high math teacher has been sexually assaulting a 13-year-old relative of his wife's. So, should we blame education and schools? The fact is, these sort of twisted pricks are often attracted to jobs like teaching, coaching and youth ministry because it gives them to access to potential victims. It also helps them create that "good guy" image so they can continue on unsuspected. They've made a life of hiding what they really are. You can't blame religion or education or sports for that. You have to blame the individual for being such a fucked-up, sneaky pig to begin with.

Candie Bernard
Candie Bernard

Is that my ex??? Oh wait, he's not a youth pastor.

Jared Garcia
Jared Garcia

This is why I have refused to conform to organized religion and have chosen the path of spirituality on a more personal level. Ever since I was a kid I knew something was phony and silly about church...the way the pastor was over-the-top animated about the sermon. I felt like it was spirituality packaged up with a pretty little label backed by a vigorous marketing campaign. Biggest hypocrites on the face of the planet.

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

I keep expecting to hear a story like this about Reefer Madness Doctor Christian Thurstone

ShortEyesForJesus
ShortEyesForJesus

How many times do I have to say it!.....These 'save the kids' weirdo's like the ones we have here in Colorado preaching the 'perils' of pot and trying to get your children locked away in foster homes all belong to the same PEDOPHILE group.....SMART COLORADO.....Social Services.....The church...Law Enforcement........They are all pedophile  freaks!

fognl7
fognl7

It takes a story about pedophiles to bring donkeyhotay out of retirement.

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